9 Facts About Computer Security That Experts Wish You Knew

Every day, you hear about security flaws, viruses, and evil hacker gangs that could leave you destitute — or, worse, bring your country to its knees. But what's the truth about these digital dangers? We asked computer security experts to separate the myths from the facts. Here's what they said. » 3/04/15 2:11pm 3/04/15 2:11pm

Lenovo Joins the Malevolent Side of the Online Advertising Industry

On Wednesday evening, the news began to break on Twitter. Computer security analysts had discovered something nefarious about a piece of advertising software called Superfish, which comes pre-installed on cheap Lenovo laptops like the Yoga 2. Superfish was leaving the laptops wide open to takeover by malicious… » 2/20/15 2:33pm 2/20/15 2:33pm

Just how inaccurate were the hacking scenes in Skyfall?

Skyfall, the latest Bond flick, wasn't just a fun movie — it also featured the only Bond villain who used evil cyberhacking as the main weapon in his arsenal. Of course movie hacking is rarely accurate (except for that shining moment when Trinity used nmap in The Matrix Reloaded), but it's still fun to pick apart… » 11/14/12 11:46am 11/14/12 11:46am

How to Secure and Encrypt Your Web Browsing on Public Networks (with…

When you're browsing from a public Wi-Fi connection-like at your favorite coffee shop-anyone on that network can snoop on what you're doing, with very few exceptions. So can the IT crew at your workplace. Today, we're going to walk through setting up an encrypted proxy server on your home computer so you can secure… » 2/17/11 11:42am 2/17/11 11:42am

The Best Representation Of Kick-Boxing In Cyberspace Ever Created

Everything about this cyber-security ad is awesome — the explanation of the CyberWorld, the Segway that Jackie Chan rides through Cyberspace on, and the kung-fu battle against malware. Most of all, the final double thumbs-up is AWESOME. [Thanks Jason Scott!] » 1/13/10 5:00pm 1/13/10 5:00pm